Pintail ducks’ tendency to nest in sparse cover, such as cropland, has resulted in a declining population. | Dave Duncan photo

Pintail — it is the not-so-lucky duck

Although ducks were once maligned by numerous producers because of crop damage to barley and wheat swaths, they are more widely accepted today. That is a result of reduced crop damage due to the prevalence of canola and peas, the advent of straight combining and crop damage prevention and compensation efforts. Many duck populations have […] Read more